Navy Rear Adm. Patricia Wolfe is assigned as the acting commander of Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa. and director, Joint Reserve Force (J9), DLA, Fort Belvoir, Va.
She was born and raised in northern New Jersey and is a 1981 graduate of Villanova University with a Bachelor of Science degree in general science. She received her commission through the Villanova Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps program. In 1987, she received her Master of Business Administration from Brenau University in Gainesville, Ga.
Rear Adm. Wolfe’s active duty tours include sales and disbursing officer in USS Piedmont (AD 17), supply officer at Navy’s Cover and Deception Group 2, and officer in charge (OIC) of resale activities at the Navy Supply Corps School in Athens, Ga. She immediately affiliated with the Navy Reserve following her release from active duty in 1987.
Rear Adm. Wolfe’s command tours include commander, Navy Supply Support Battalion 1 headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz.; commanding officer of Navy Cargo Handling Battalion 11 in Jacksonville, Fla.; commanding officer of Defense Contingency Support Disposal Remediation Team Jacksonville; and OIC of Navy Cargo Handling Training Battalion Augmentation Unit Williamsburg, Va.
Rear Adm. Wolfe was recalled to active duty numerous times in support of operations Desert Storm, Sea Signal, Restore Democracy, and twice for Operation Enduring Freedom. She was most recently deployed in January 2010, as commander, Task Force 48, Joint Logistics Hub at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in support of Operation Unified Response for Haiti earthquake relief efforts.
She was promoted to flag rank in October 2007. Her first flag assignment was as assistant deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Supply and Ordnance, commander Pacific Fleet, as well as commander, Logistics Task Force Pacific and commander, Naval Logistics Forces Korea. Next, she served as the commander, Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group, Williamsburg, before joining the DLA Joint Reserve Force as its director in October 2011.
Rear Adm. Wolfe’s personal decorations include the Legion of Merit with Gold Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Gold Star, Joint Service Achievement Medal and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.